The Best Artist Indie Music Series (TBAIMS) is looking to select independent performing artists from all genres to showcase at their recurring Connecting Through Music event, initially taking place at Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Additional Details

  • Video footage of a live performances is required to submit
  • Backline and PA system will be provided for performance
  • Travel stipend is not available, performance compensation is tip-based
  • Performances slots are for 20-30 minute sets
  • Selection Criteria is based on stage presence, audience engagement, performance and musical ability, content and lyrics (must be radio-friendly)
  • Please note that if you are not chosen to perform, you are still invited to attend showcase events to network with industry professionals and other artists


Originally started as The Big Apple Indie Music Series in New York City to support independent music artists, TBAIMS has moved south to restart its showcase series in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, with plans to expand the showcase to more venues in additional regions.

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